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  1. It was brought to our attention that a long standing baseball manager game, Computer Simulated Fantasy Baseball League (playable online) has an exciting new roadmap. The investment announcement can be found here: This has been made possible by a community member with a passion for the project (Jason Havey). His injection of capital will allow lead developer Brian DeMarzo to carve out more time towards maturing the baseball simulation product. You will find their conversation here: The sim community will be excited to hear about what news and features the duo will deliver. Interest in sports management gaming is great for the entire genre. You may discuss this story on our reddit… The post An injection of cash and new enthusiasm for CSFBL appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  2. A new season of NFL football is upon us and with that comes the FirstAccess of Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2022 (DDSPF22). Let’s share with you some of the core elements of the game and what’s new in this years experience? New Dark User Interface DDS:PF22 brings a brand new look giving the user an incredibly beautiful and easy-to-navigate football sim interface while being designed for long play sessions. Player Detail Social types, multiple player traits, player mentoring options and player storylines give players a true life quality. You’ll feel like you’re managing real athletes – not just looking at numbers on a screen! Personality Traits Financial System New improvements to the financial system lets you tailor contract values to positions for an even more realistic financial game world. What’s New in DDSPF22 ? Customization options have improved even more! Edit more details on coaches, hall of fame configuration options, overall rating options, multiple playoff options, a new 17 game schedule and new data export capabilities for you to analyze data your own way. The game engine has received multiple improvements as well. New play design options allow for motion and play action plays; revamped depth options allow for designation of third down backs; a total revamp of the penalty system allows you to take control over accepting penalties in 2D play, as well as AI improvements for penalties and 4th down logic. Link your league with Draft Day Sports: College Football for a totally immersive game universe. Bring rookies in from DDS:CF and track your college universe without ever having to leave DDS:PF. Use coupon code PF22FIRST at checkout and you will save 10% when you pre-order. This offer is only good during the pre-order stage so get your copy today! Leave a comment about DDSPF22 on our sub-reddit.. The post It’s here! FirstAccess for DDS: Pro Football 2022 launches September 10th appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  3. Hello Everybody, After a great summer and with the college football season started we are now ready with the release of 0.8.13. The main focus for this release has been on a number of bug fixes. New F... View the full article
  4. Hello Everybody, After a great vacation in Italy we are now ready with the release of version 0.8.12. The main focus for this release has been on improvements and bug fixes as well as a few minor new... View the full article
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  6. sim basketball leagues, everyone gets 5 more free leagues and donors get 10 more! The first trial Basketball Auto Leagues are now open. Anyone interested in a custom basketball league can donate per usual, or reach out to me if you’re interested in running a league but don’t have the funds. Okay now to some interesting survey results. Here are the snippets: I had no freakin’ idea so many people were enthusiastic about a football version of PC. I was also surprised so few people were interested in basketball. There was a fair amount of enthusiasm for an RPG-type game, with more people wanting to be a GM (75%) than an on-field player (50%). It was fairly split between people wanting an RPG to be a single-player or multi-player experience. While there were a few disgruntled people (as to be expected), I would say over 95% of responses were incredibly positive, and many of you said a lot of really nice things, so thank you! While there were some common themes in the wish-list section, and even some popular wishes I had not heard before (like the desire for a Hall of Fame for Custom Leagues), overall, almost everyone had a different “wish” - which goes to show, there’s a lot that could be added, but there are no silver-bullet enhancements that will satisfy a large number of people at once Alright, so what does all this feedback mean?? There may simply not be a big audience for sim basketball. Or, those people are out there but I just have to find them and market to them. Those of you who didn't love Hoops Playground might want to give the real game a try since it's quite different. I personally have been surprised how much I’ve enjoyed the basketball sim myself. I always used to think “baseball is the only game that can sim based off stats” but I think basketball works surprisingly well. You definitely need to draft more of a TEAM and not just star players, because you need players who excel on the boards and on defense as much as you need scorers, but that feels true to life. The overwhelming interest in football definitely surprised me a bit. I have to seriously consider a roadmap to launch it. The response to RPG ideas was a little more positive than I was expecting, so that was interesting. It makes sense people liked the GM idea more than the on-field player idea since PC is really all about owning/managing a team. Thanks to so many of you for your feedback, this was by far the most active survey I’ve seen. I look forward to the continued improvement of the PC experience! ]]View the full article
  7. Hello Everybody, We are now ready with the release of version 0.8.11. We haven't been able to use much time for development in the past month, but we have still been able to do an implementation of mi... View the full article
  8. Hello Everybody, We are finally ready with the release of version 0.8.10. The main changes for this version are optimizing of ranking system, bug fixes and some GUI optimizations Ranking System We hav... View the full article
  9. Out of the Park Baseball 22 is here! Franchise mode is transformed with incredible new 3D MLB ballparks, a brand new KBO license, a huge upgrade to the coaching system, loads of new player and team strategies, all new 2021 Opening Day rosters and rules, and more! Plus! The brand new Perfect Draft! GM Games will be putting out a full review from our own Nick Tylwalk. Resident expert on OOTP and he’ll dive into the details for you. [This press release is made courtesy of Out of the Park Developments] Out of the Park Baseball 22 – the 22nd version of the award-winning sports strategy franchise – delivers an incredible experience that new and returning fans alike will love! With complete authenticity licensed by MLB and the MLBPA and a bounty of offline and online experiences found nowhere else, it is truly the Infinite Baseball Sandbox. Here is some of what you get in OOTP 22: Stunning new 3D ballparks for every MLB club transform Franchise mode! You won’t believe your eyes! We have added incredible new 3D versions of every MLB ballpark – implemented from the ground up in the largest development project OOTP Baseball has ever undergone. Franchise mode is simply transformed! Everything is new in every MLB stadium in glorious detail. Combined with major updates to ballplayer 3D animations, the leap forward in the in-game experience is simply astounding – and is like nothing you’ve ever seen before in our 22-year history. We have put the finishing touches on all the stadiums and they are ready for launch! New Coaching system upgrades have a huge impact on Franchise mode! We have dramatically upgraded the coaching systems! For the first time ever, employ a first base and third base coach, have specialists teach players and prospects specific skills, hire coaches away from other teams, align your coaching staff to maximize their talents to apply to your players, and more. It’s a fantastic new addition to running a team that you’ll love – and wonder how you lived without! All new team and player strategies, trade settings, and new trading AI! Our community is always asking for more control of their teams and experiences – and we have delivered! Impressive new player and team strategy options are added, along with more choice in league trading settings and improved AI trading that leads to more realistic offers than ever. You have more control at your fingertips than you thought was ever possible! 3D Ballpark Construction Kit 2.0 By popular demand, we have added dozens of new items and features to the beloved 3D Ballpark Construction Kit in version 2.0! Hundreds of thousands of stadiums were created by players around the world, and we’ve taken tons of that feedback and added it. New items, attributes, and features to the ballpark will keep you delighted for hours as you create your own perfected version of baseball heaven! New 2021 rosters, rules, and events! Accurate 2021 MLB and MiLB rosters, rules, and schedules. Baseball is changing more than ever, and OOTP 22 has everything covered – including the dramatic changes to the minor leagues. It’s an entirely new minor league structure in 2021 with new team affiliations, leagues, and rules – and OOTP 22 has it all! Dozens of international pro and independent baseball leagues around the globe are also included, with up-to-the-minute accuracy for teams, rosters player stats, and ratings. Plus… For the first time ever – the KBO license AND more awesome new 3D KBO ballparks! OOTP 22 features a brand new Korean Baseball Organization license! The KBO has become incredibly popular around the world, and OOTP 22 has all of the teams and players from around the league. Plus! KBO-specific rules, including Regional Draft Rounds, foreigner signing limits, and more. And! BREAKING NEWS – we have just added 10 brand new 3D KBO ballparks in for launch! This the most authentic KBO experience on the planet. Perfect Team 22! Perfect Team roars back this season with a raft of new features, options, and modes – including the all new Perfect Draft mode. Experience Perfect Team in an all new way, exploring the rich collection of incredible players and history that make Perfect Team mode the unique phenomenon it is. Much More Out of the Park Baseball 22 is the result of 22 years of making the best baseball strategy game possible! Every day each week we produce dozens of videos and podcasts, including the popular weekly show This Week In Perfect Team. With more than 10 live shows each week – all featuring Twitch Drops! – no one produces more content and rewards their viewers than OOTP. With multiple Franchise series and our flagship audio podcast OOTP Now, you are hearing from the developers and the community every day. Come join the conversation about the release of OOTP22 Baseball with us on reddit… The post Out of the Park Baseball 22 is here! Available worldwide! appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  10. Hello Everybody, After a very long period mostly due to a very busy work schedule, we are finally ready with the release of version 0.8.9. In this version we have done some update for the GUI, changes... View the full article
  11. “What are they thinking?!” Have you ever said this out loud while watching a big game? You’ve thought so many times before that you could do a better job managing this football team, so we’re going to let you live that dream out. Our football simulation will let you put on your GM hat and take the reins. Here’s how you can hone your skills as a general manager with our Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2021. Build a Franchise on Your Terms, Your Way You know that this is about so much more than a lousy play. Big change needs to happen at the core of this team. Use Wolverine Studios to build a franchise that will dominate your rivals for seasons and years to come. This isn’t just a football game simulation; it’s a career-based simulation. And every season is going to bring its own unique and challenging question marks. Plus, with updates made to our 2021 version, you have new playbook options to choose from so that you can continue outsmarting your opponents. Every year, the game gets tougher, the players get better, and the strategy becomes more complex. Are you going to be able to keep up with that? We’ve got your back. You’ll need to keep recruiting the best players, coaching them to work as a unit, and managing your staff so that it can run like a well-oiled machine. Simply having the best people isn’t going to be enough. Every person will play a pivotal role in your franchise, and it’s your job to make sure players and members of the administration are pulling their weight. Because this simulation is career-based, Wolverine Studios makes it easy to track and monitor your progress over time. Keep track of everything in the historical archives and watch your franchise climb the rungs season after season. We’re a sucker for spreadsheets, and we know how important they are in recording your numbers. We hope you’re ready to geek out on the analytics, because we’ve got a lot of numbers waiting for you inside our sports simulations. We know that franchise mode has been a bit of a sore spot in the industry of sports simulation, but Wolverine Studios is here to raise the bar. We don’t just have franchise mode. We are franchise mode. Customize Your Franchise for a Fully-Immersive, Lifelike Experience You’re probably used to being able to customize more superficial elements like players’ appearances; and that’s always fun. But we’re taking it a few steps further. We want you to be able to customize everything from a deeper and more complex strategy level. So, we’ve made it easy for you to tailor your league size, players, teams, and logos to your liking. Manage your players’ social types, create characters using multiple player traits, and craft their own unique storylines, to experience a real-life quality. Players come with those own histories, strengths, weaknesses, and personality quirks. You’re not dealing with flat, one-dimensional characters. You’re working with complex, layered, human-like creations. You can even import rookies from DDS: College Football 2021 to Pro Football 2021, or directly link your league, for a completely immersive game universe (and without ever having to leave the game that you’re currently playing in). Sophisticated AI and Unparalleled Technology Particularly when it comes to franchise mode, football sports simulations games have fallen short. It’s left the community disappointed and unsatisfied, still looking for that flawless franchise experience. We don’t want you to feel like you’re merely pushing buttons and watching our AI do all the work. As the general manager, you need to be able to take a far more active role. Wolverine Studios has built its AI to be incredibly savvy and constantly improving. In real life, you’d experience all sorts of curveballs as GM; so, we want your football sim experience to be the same. This isn’t going to be predictable or easy to beat. You’re not going to pull a fast one on the AI or find a way to cheat it or cut corners. It’s going to come down to precise strategy, flawless execution, and mastering the data you collect throughout the season. Why Wolverine Sports? We take our work seriously, and it shows. In fact, in early 2021, we ranked third place on Operation Sports’ Best Management Sim in 2020, for both Draft Day Sports: College Football 2020 and College Basketball 2020. Wolverine Sports was recognized by the industry leader and biggest news outlet, and we couldn’t be more proud. Plus, we never settle for mediocre. We’re not trying to be as good as our competitors; we’re aiming to surpass them. This is why every year, we make updates to our sports simulations. Here are a few updates that you can expect from DDS: Pro Football 2021. New performance grades that let you quickly see how players are performing and at what point in the season they’re earning improvement bonuses in their ratings.A more streamlined and user-friendly interface.More editing options for details on your coaches, Hall of Fame configurations, and playoffs.New data export capabilities so that you can work with your numbers however you want to.And if you want to try your hand at coaching, here are some of the changes we’ve made to DDS: College Football 2021. A redesigned recruiting interface where you can take on more actions and see them organized more effectively.A smoother user interface that’s easier to navigate.An improved game engine with new play design options that allow for motion and play action plays; revamped depth options for designation of third down backs; and a total revamp of the penalty system.AI improvements for penalties and 4th down logic.We’re excited for you to see what we have to offer. Ready to take a look? Try a Free Demo Today! The post How a Football Simulation Helps You Live Out Your GM Fantasy appeared first on Wolverine Studios. View the full article
  12. Wolverine Studios is proud to announce that Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2021 is now available worldwide. Are you ready to live the excitement of March? [This press release is made courtesy of Wolverine Studios] The nervous feeling you get as you watch the selection show unveil team by team waiting to see if you did enough to make it to the big tournament this year. Will you be on the road to tournament glory…or on the road back home to try again next year? It’s up to you, coach! New additions make it as real as the real thing… One of the biggest new additions to this year’s game is the addition of the NET Quadrant system. This replaces the old outdated RPI method for choosing at-large tournament teams and also gives you a way to visually see just how good your wins were (or how bad your losses hurt). Recruiting improvements… With recruiting being so deep that it is almost like a game within the game of course we had to make some cool new improvements there as well. We’ve redesigned the recruit card to show you the information in a more attractive and useful display and have given you the ability to perform recruiting actions from that screen as well. Check out the all new “text recruit” feature there as well and have your coach communicate with recruits via the in game text message feature. So Much More That’s only the tip of the iceberg for what’s new this year. Here’s just a quick list of some of the other new items. • Universe mode allowing you control of multiple teams at once • New and more realistic player and coach models • New schedule and dashboard screens • New simulation options to give you even more control over your season • Game engine improvements to improve statistical outputs, slightly lessen the impact of home court advantage, good players at small schools will be more statistically dominant and new in-game features such as a retooled 2D screen with a new gamecast type running play by play option and new game events such as held balls and change of possession by the arrow. • Expanded linked league option with Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball to allow stats and player information from your DDS:CB league to be visible right in your DDS:PB league The Bottom Line If you are looking for the best college basketball management sim on the market you’ve found it. No game matches the dynasty experience or the wealth of historical data that is kept for your league. You can even go back and look through coaching trees to find out which coach has sent the most assistants out to other head coaching jobs and who has been most successful from that lineage. There’s just so much to explore! It’s time for you to take control of your favorite school and lead them to tournament glory. Get out there and #BuildYourDynasty with Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2021 Grab a copy of DDSCB21 right here https://gmgames.org/draft-day-sports-college-basketball-2021/download/ Discuss this story with the GM Games community on reddit… The post March Madness! Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2021 for Windows PC appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  13. Are you ready to live the excitement of March? The nervous feeling you get as you watch the selection show unveil team by team waiting to see if you did enough to make it to the big tournament this year. Will you be on the road to tournament glory…or on the road back home to try again next year? It’s up to you, coach! Purchase DDS: College Basketball 2021 New additions make it as real as the real thing… One of the biggest new additions to this year’s game is the addition of the NET Quadrant system. This replaces the old outdated RPI method for choosing at-large tournament teams and also gives you a way to visually see just how good your wins were (or how bad your losses hurt). Recruiting improvements… With recruiting being so deep that it is almost like a game within the game of course we had to make some cool new improvements there as well. We’ve redesigned the recruit card to show you the information in a more attractive and useful display and have given you the ability to perform recruiting actions from that screen as well. Check out the all new “text recruit” feature there as well and have your coach communicate with recruits via the in game text message feature. We’re only getting started…. That’s only the tip of the iceberg for what’s new this year. Here’s just a quick list of some of the other new items. Universe mode allowing you control of multiple teams at onceNew and more realistic player and coach modelsNew schedule and dashboard screensNew simulation options to give you even more control over your seasonGame engine improvements to improve statistical outputs, slightly lessen the impact of home court advantage, good players at small schools will be more statistically dominant and new in-game features such as a retooled 2D screen with a new gamecast type running play by play option and new game events such as held balls and change of possession by the arrow.Expanded linked league option with Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball to allow stats and player information from your DDS:CB league to be visible right in your DDS:PB leagueThe road begins here… If you are looking for the best college basketball management sim on the market you’ve found it. No game matches the dynasty experience or the wealth of historical data that is kept for your league. You can even go back and look through coaching trees to find out which coach has sent the most assistants out to other head coaching jobs and who has been most successful from that lineage. There’s just so much to explore! It’s time for you to take control of your favorite school and lead them to tournament glory. Curious? Try a 100% free demo – just click here to try – and then once you fall in love with the game purchase a license key and enter it the next time you start the game and you can continue on your season! Purchase DDS: College Basketball 2021 The post Wolverine Studios Releases Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2021 appeared first on Wolverine Studios. View the full article
  14. 2/25/2021 - Adding clickable info icon to subs on box scores Subs are not always shown in the correct order on Box Scores, so now you can click an icon to see which player the sub replaced and which inning it happened. 2/25/2021 - Fixed DWAR when player out of position In some cases, players were not dropping to a zero DWAR as they should have been when the player was out of position (not at a primary or secondary position). 2/23/2021 - Added Blown Save indicator to Box Scores Blown Saves (BS for short!) will appear next to pitchers in box scores.]] View the full article
  15. When it comes to picking a basketball sports simulation game, you certainly have options to choose from. But while a lot of sports sims talk the talk, they don’t really walk the walk. If you’re looking for a realistic college basketball simulation game that will let you hone your skills as coach or manager, here are some of the qualities that you should keep an eye out for. Let’s set you up for success. The Most Important Things You Need in a Realistic College Basketball Simulation Game An Intelligent AI You have little to nothing to learn from a game that makes it easy to cut corners on the way to victory. If you were to step out on the court in real life, you’d have a major challenge ahead of you. So, your college sports basketball simulation game should be no different. This is one of the biggest problems we see with sports simulations games. The experience makes it clear that you’re playing a game. Instead of feeling lifelike and realistic, it feels flat and artificial. Reporting preview from different conferences in Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2021.Your sports simulation game needs to operate with an AI that’s as smart as you, if not smarter. This is the only way you’ll be pushed beyond your boundaries, forced to expand your horizons, and ultimately improve your game. Your sports sim should give you a real run for your money. If it doesn’t challenge you, then it won’t change you. Customization How much flexibility does your college basketball simulation game give you to personalize your experience? This is a telling sign of just how realistic it is. We’re not just talking about being able to pick whether a player has blond hair or brown hair (although that’s always a nice touch). What types of colleges are you going after — bigger or smaller? Where in your game are you starting your career — as a total newbie or a seasoned professional? Who do you want on your management staff? What are your coaching philosophies? How will you set your practice plan to achieve those? Who are you recruiting and training, and where in the country are they from? How can you evolve and adapt from season to season? Being able to customize your experience, down to logos and colors, is going to make your sports sim feel far more lifelike. Besides, we know that as coach or manager, you’re not going to be like any other professional. You need all the room in the world to be creative and innovative, to think outside the box. Data and Analytics Tracking and measuring your progress is the only way to know if your efforts are paying off. Are your team members working well together? Which lineups are most effective when used? Is your management staff pulling their weight? Scouting Report from Wolverine Studios Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2021The only way you can determine these answers is to follow the data. What do the insights tell you? This is why it’s crucial that your college basketball simulation game offers you sophisticated and robust analytics to work off of. Maintaining in-depth spreadsheets and monitoring your progress game after game, season after season is going to be non-negotiable if you want to lead your franchise to victory. Authenticity This is 2021, and the bar is high for simulation games. It’s about aesthetics, yes. But it’s also about the way your characters speak, move, play, behave. If your characters and environment look like they came straight out of a 90s Nintendo game, you’re dealing with the wrong basketball sim. This is one of the biggest indicators of how sophisticated a sports simulation is. The Wolverine Studios Difference At Wolverine Studios, we design our sports simulation games with you in mind. And excitingly, we brought several new updates to DDS: College Basketball 2021. Here’s what you can expect. We’ve added enhancements like the NET Quadrant system. This will determine who makes the postseason tournaments, bringing the game feel even more true to life.Our latest recruiting upgrades allow you to recruit directly from the revamped player card, and see more information on the interest level of your school.New recruiting filters make it even easier to target your favorite recruits.Recruit Card from Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2021There is a whole host of new page additions, including a redesigned dashboard screen, new schedule screens, improved ways of selecting simulation times, game-by-game updates while simulating, and changes to the strategy screen to display team proficiencies. Ultimately, the game is even easier to use and navigate.The customization has gotten even better. Use our new database editor to change the team names, conference names, logos, courts, and more.Community-created mods amplify your gaming experience.We’ve made multiple improvements to the game engine. New changes have been made to the 2D screen for a better experience, including extra pop-ups when players have a great game, and changes to the simulation engine itself. You’ll find better players at smaller schools, to be more impactful on the stat lines. They can play an outsized role for their team, just like you might see them do in real life.You can link your league with Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 2021 for a totally immersive game experience. Automatically transfer your draft-eligible players to DDS:PB21 so that you can track standings, stats, and rosters for your college world right inside the game.Want to get first access to DDS: College Basketball 2021? Pre-order today and get on the court. Your team needs you! Pre-Order DDS: College Basketball 2021 The post What to Look for in a Realistic College Basketball Simulation Game appeared first on Wolverine Studios. View the full article